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eClassOWL: E-Business Ontology for Products and Services available

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@deri.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 12:45:20 +0200
Message-ID: <44928BC0.2090208@deri.org>
To: public-sws-ig@w3.org

(apologies for cross-posting)

Dear colleagues:

After about 20 months of work, I am proud to announce the official
release of eClassOWL, a comprehensive lightweight ontology for products
and services in e-business scenarios. The ontology and comprehensive
documentation is freely available at:


eClassOWL contains

- more than 75,000 ontology classes for various views on 25,658 types of
products and services, plus
- 5,525 properties for describing products and services instances, and
- 4,544 value instances for typical enumerative data types.

Due to its size, it may also be used as a benchmark for Semantic Web
infrastructure and tools.

eClassOWL covers 25 top-level categories of products and services, e.g.

- Office supplies, furniture, equipment, and stationary
- Organic and inorganic chemicals
- Automation equipment and electrical engineering
- Information Technology
- Semi-finished products, materials
- Automotive technology
- Tools
- Medicine, medical technology, life science
- Occupational safety and accident prevention
and many more.
A visualization of the scope covered by eClassOWL is available at


For a full documentation on the content of the ontology, please check
the eClassOWL User's Guide, which is also available at


I hope this is a step towards making the Semantic Web a reality. Any
comments and feedback is very welcome.

Best wishes

martin hepp
e-mail: martin.hepp@deri.org
web:    http://www.heppnetz.de
skype:  mfhepp
office: +43 512 507 6465

Check eClassOWL, the first real-world e-business ontology
for products and services in OWL at

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